Homemade Fruit & Nut Crisps

Okay. What I really need to do is stop blogging and just send you all to simplebites.net.  Many of my food posts begin there and this one is no exception. I’m not even a food blogger, per se. I just like real food that tastes good and that is presented…

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For the Love of Lentils

Lentils are new to me this year.  I read a blog post devoted to this lovely legume, gave it a try and fell head over heels in love.  My kids? Not so much. But I’m working on it. One delicious lentil creation at a time. I’m constantly thinking of ways…

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Soup

It’s rainy. It’s windy. And baby it’s cold outside. As New England hunkers down for some seriously cold weather this weekend, I’m reminded of my other favorite frugal family meal. Soup!  Serve it up with some fresh bread and a salad & voila! A simple, healthy meal. We go meatless…

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Frugal Family Meals

One way I keep meal costs down is by stretching my meat over several meals.  I try to buy the best meat I can get my hands on and eat less of it. My favorite frugal, versatile & kid friendly fare?  Hands down! The roasted chicken. For about $10 I…

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Logan

Six years ago, my life changed for the better. I have learned more about myself through parenting than through any other experience. I am humbled by this awesome responsibility, yet I know I was hand-picked for the job. Logan is a boy who lives passionately and loves deeply. He’s handy…

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Extreme Couponing

A few days ago, I was talking with a dear friend about Extreme Couponing. I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve heard it’s about people who are so good at couponing, they can save hundreds of dollars on a trip to the grocery store. I would just love to see…

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Prayer

I told you that this year my plan is to be more *intentional.*  Here are a few things that come to mind: I want to be intentional about spending quality time with my family. I want to be intentional about how I spend my money. I want to be intentional…

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Reflections

I hate New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe I’m not ambitious enough, but aren’t they always doomed to fail? I don’t ever remember having one, but in recent years I’ve enjoyed reflecting on the past. What went well? How do I want this next year to be different? What do I want…

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A Christmas Poem

Here’s our Christmas “newsletter” for 2011. It’s been a good year, with lots of lessons learned. I’m looking forward to 2012. Merry Christmas y’all! ‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the house, It is time for reflection, just me and my spouse. We wanted to share our events…

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Baked Oatmeal

I have been devouring Michael Pollan’s books on food lately. I know I’m a little behind the times, but I’m glad to have gotten my hands on his books. It is making me rethink the way I think about food. The Omnivore’s Dilemma talks a lot about corn. I’ve known…

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